Held at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas June 23-25, the annual Sir Speedy, PIP Printing & Marketing Services and Signal Graphics Intl. Convention and Vendor Show hosted more than 350 attendees. Franchise owners and salespeople from around the world were presented with sales achievement and other recognition awards during the three-day event that encompassed keynote presentations, general sessions, roundtable discussions and a trade show.
The PIP “Franchisee of the Year Award” was presented to Bob and Claudia Pelzek and Michael and Vicky Tarby of East Longmeadow, MA. The Sir Speedy “Franchisee of the Year Award” was presented to Howie and Judy Budrow of Chicago Heights, IL. Each year, the award is given to a franchisee who has demonstrated his or her belief in the franchising concept; who has promoted, supported and encouraged franchising; and who supports the franchise network.
“Top Volume Awards” went to George Coriaty of Sir Speedy, Whittier, CA; The Fulner Family of PIP in Indianapolis and Nashville; and Riley and Kay Gunnels of Signal Graphics in Atlantic City, NJ. The “Intl. Top Volume Award” went to Marwan Al-Bawardi and Ganga Prasad of Sir Speedy in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In addition to Saudi Arabia, franchisees from the following countries attended the event: Brazil, Canada, England, India, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico and Taiwan.
Awards were also given to franchisees and salespeople in the following categories: Top 10, Top 25, Volume Increase Percentage, Century Club, Million Dollar Club, Sales Achievement Awards and Application Innovation Awards.
“All of our award recipients represent leaders in our franchise network, the printing and marketing services industry and in their communities where they continue to help their business customers grow,” says Richard Lowe, COO of Franchise Services. “Their sales achievements are extraordinary accomplishments and I am proud of the efforts they have set forth to achieve both professional and personal success.”